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I have an internal microphone in my laptop. I think it uses Intel High Definition Audio. But I can't get it to work with Ubuntu. It doesn't work with either the Sound Recorder or Skype. I had the same problem, and fixed it thus: If you go to the Ubuntu Software Centre and download the Pulse Audio Volume Control or from a terminal type sudo apt-get install pavucontrol.
Then just run it, and your microphone should show up there. If your microphone shows up but you're still not getting any sound, unlock the channels, and drop one of them down to zero. This worked for me, hope it helps you!
I know this might sound crazy, but go to the sound preferences, under input, and make sure the check mark for mute is unchecked, it is checked by default The solution given above it probably the right thing to do, I've encountered this problem several times at some friends.
However if you can't find it, it might be the case that ubuntu detected the wrong default audio device. Which happens are various allocations. If this happens, simply open the sounds manager and browse through the devices in the small menu at the top.
If you have Fn keys on your keyboard, try enabling the webcam using the Fn keys. I am not sure but you might have a separate Fn key for the mic. In case solutions with pavucontrol did not work for you, try boosting your internal mic from alsamixer in a terminal. By default, it is set to zero, but boosting it resolved my problem.
Ubuntu Community Ask! Sign up to join this community. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. Internal microphone not working Ask Question. Asked 9 years, 9 months ago. Active 4 months ago. Viewed 57k times. User User 4, 10 10 gold badges 39 39 silver badges 56 56 bronze badges. I installed Ubuntu An external microphone was fine. I resolved the problem very easily, as stated earlier in this thread. I installed Pulse Audio Volume control with the software centre and unlocked the left and right channels of the microphone.
The icon is in the top righhand corner next to the mute icon.
This worked but beware, the problem came back after using Skype. Active Oldest Votes. Arpit Phillips Arpit Phillips. It didn't work for me.
I tried to use it with Skype and Google Hangouts, but it says that no video device is found. I found some solutions but they did not work. First thing I did was to check if the integrated webcam is activated in bios settings. Then I found this " How can I get my webcam to work with Ubuntu I finally figured this out. For the longest time, I just thought the web camera in my laptop was broken. It didn't even show up when doing an lsusb It varies from laptop to laptop. My camera did not work after upgrading to Ubuntu So I ran sudo apt-get install guvcview and restarted my computer.
And it works now! Refer to this guide for further questions:. This software is available in software center. Then go to Videos and select the device. I have two device connected with my computer. I keep my mobile device active, because of that in device it is showing Symphony FT In your case chose the default device.
This might solve your problem.Teachers Gude: How to fix your Camera or Mic if not working for Google Meet!
Have fun. In this screen you'll find the devicename, its number, the third column means that your device activated or not 0 means not activated. See screenshot below:. The comment by user. If you change your display manager on Mint from mdmto lightdm your sound and video won't work.
I tried everything on any website but nothing worked. I just reverted back to mdm from lightdm and sound-video-webcam was back and running fine. Ubuntu Community Ask!Picture is Present but Faulty If your webcam is not one of the latest models and you get at least some picture garbled, green-screen or static then your drivers are installed.
However, you may need additional configuration in order to use your webcam. Reason: The developers decided to change the way the drivers and cameras work: old drivers before Ubuntu 8. The applications which use the older assumptions have to be provided with the additional compatibility and decoding library. An example of the procedure needed to adjust launching one typical application with the described problem follows.
Check the correct path to "v4l1compat. That script is in charge of running skype ; the new script loads the correct libraries then hands control to the former script. Picture is Dark 2.
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Running guvcview from the Menu Sometimes a dark picture will be the result of an incorrectly-selected webcam device. Install guvcview from the universe repository using the following command: sudo apt-get install guvcview Start it from the Applications menu. When the guvcview window opens, select the Video and Files tab.
Check that your webcam is listed and selected in the Device: drop-down box. If it is not selected, click on the appropriate entry. If there seems to be more than one entry for your webcam, try changing which one is selected.
Changes made here may be persistent and affect other applications. Well almost all of the, this one solves a lot of libv4l issues with gspca webcam and some other webcams as well. The stkwebcam doesn't supports all the previous webcams. It is reportedly fixed in Fixing Webcam issues while using Flash since Intrepid If your webcam stopped working in flash-powered streaming sites, for instance like www. Bug in recent version of Adobe flash player In Ubuntu 8.
It seems that recent versions of Adobe flash player the updated ones for Intrepid and Jaunty since Juneat least, and probably before also have a bug which doesn't ask the user to grant access to a site when visiting it. Like ustream. The workaround is to grant access to that website by default without attempting to ask you each time. You should see that the icon on the left of that site in the list changes from yellowish to green colour. That's it.More info Needs Updating This article needs updating to include the latest versions of Ubuntu.
Trying to setup and use your existing webcam. Please note that this document is intended for the current release: Ubuntu This aims to provide a universal driver in the same way that a generic driver handles USB storage devices memory sticks, hard drives etc.
However, other drivers also exist that may allow more devices to be used. When looking to purchase a webcam for use with Ubuntu, you should look for a UVC compatible camera. Testing Your Webcam Using Cheese Ubuntu aims to provide 'out-of-the-box' or 'just-works' functionality for webcams.
This means that you should be able to plug-in your webcam and use it straight away: no driver disks or installation. To test whether or not your webcam works in this way, install Cheese, a GNOME program for capturing video and stills from a webcam. It can also apply some special effects. Cheese is included in the Main repositories since Ubuntu 8. It uses the gstreamer library, which utlilizes the video4linux2 API.
Download and install Cheese using the following steps: Open a terminal window. Type in the following command: sudo apt-get install cheese Run Cheese. Cheese should automatically detect your webcam and display live video stream. To record video or take a snapshot, click either on photo or video and select Take a Photo or Start recording.
If Cheese doesn't display the output from your webcam, test that the problem is not with Cheese before trying anything else by using one of the programs in the next section.
Webcam Software This is a list of software that allows you to do a simple 'plug-in-and-go' test with your webcam. You should try one of these programs if Cheese didn't display anything at all to make sure that Cheese is not causing the problem. Configuring Webcam Software In some cases your media player VLC, mplayer, amongst others will need to know the video and audio device files for your webcam.
It only takes a minute to sign up. But after running Pulse Audio Sound Control, it shows input sound progress, it means input device is working but not being detected. Even by Sound Recorder. After running alsamixer the output is:. I had a similar problem - no sound input device driver detected. I used pavucontrol, as explained here and it solved the problem:. Hit the Esc key to exit. Your Microphone should now work as advertised. To me it is was confusing that the source selector is not always present in pavucontrol.
I had the same problem. I found the solution after I upgraded to From there on move to "Input Devices" and change the Port. By some miracle my microphone started working after I changed my port to "Microphone unplugged ".
Good luck! For me everything looked correct, input device was selected correctly however I was unable to use the inner or the external mic.
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It only takes a minute to sign up. I am using an external Web-cam with a build-in Microphone. So I always have to activate it myself in the Audio Settings. How can I avoid this and set it as default Web-cam. Ubuntu Web-cam B Now the next time you use something that requires the microphone it should use that device. Now its set to default. Optionally you can select the speaker from the top of your screen near the clock typical place and select "Sound Settings" to get to the same location.
Ubuntu Community Ask! Sign up to join this community. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. How to set the default Microphone [duplicate] Ask Question. Asked 8 years, 3 months ago. Active 6 years, 11 months ago. Viewed 8k times. Ringtail 15k 12 12 gold badges 52 52 silver badges bronze badges. Active Oldest Votes. I had this same issue when trying to use google phone in the browser. This is on Ubuntu Kyle Coots Kyle Coots 1 1 gold badge 5 5 silver badges 12 12 bronze badges.
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